- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 4, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham declared Thursday morning that Americans worn out by war should not vote for him.

“We’re less safe today,” the South Carolina senator said on “Fox and Friends,” Mediaite first reported. “And I’m trying to tell the American people and the Republican primary voter: The only way I know to defend this country is to send some of us back to Iraq and eventually to Syria to dig these guys out of the ground, destroy the caliphate, kill as many of them as you can, hold territory, and help people over there help themselves.”

“It’s a tough message,” Fox co-host Steve Doocy interjected. “A lot of people are just worn out by war.”

“Then don’t vote for me,” Mr. Graham responded. “Don’t vote for me, because I’m telling you what’s coming. Barack Obama’s policies of leading from behind are going to allow another 9/11.”

He went on to argue that the Islamic State group is large, rich and entrenched.

“If I’m president they’re going to be poor, small and on the run,” he said.

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